Erectile Dysfunction Service Provision

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Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Dear NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group,

We are conducting a project on service provision for men with Erectile Dysfunction, with the overarching aim of helping to improve services for men across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We would be grateful if you could answer the following questions promptly to help us with our analysis of service provision in your area.

Thank you

The questions are as follows:

1. Does your Healthboard provide an erectile dysfunction clinic and can you provide the total number and addresses of all NHS erectile dysfunction clinics within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

2. Does your Healthboard provide psychosexual clinics and can you provide the total number and addresses of all NHS psychosexual clinics within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

3. Does your Healthboard provide counselling and sex therapy services and can you provide the details of any NHS counselling services and sex therapy services that treat men with erectile dysfunction within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

4. Does your Healthboard provide PDE5-I and if so which one?

5. Does your Healthboard prescribe ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets for men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment?

6. At what dose are the ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets prescribed?

7. Is the daily dose of ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets (2.5/5mg) available/prescribed?

8. Does your Healthboard prescribe the Vacuum erection device for men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment?

9. Does your Healthboard offer Penile implant surgery (semi-rigid or inflatable implant devices) for men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment?

Thank you once again, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Yours faithfully,

Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

FOIA-NKCCG, NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr Abrams

Please see attached acknowledgement letter of your FOI Request. Our reference number for this request is NKCCG65. Please ensure you quote this number on any correspondence.

Thank you

FOI Team

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Stacey Waterworth, NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Abrams

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information – NKCCG65

 

We are pleased to respond to your request for information and our response
is set out below:

 

 

Request

1. Does your Healthboard provide an erectile dysfunction clinic and can
you provide the total number and addresses of all NHS erectile dysfunction
clinics within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

 

2. Does your Healthboard provide psychosexual clinics and can you provide
the total number and addresses of all NHS psychosexual clinics within your
Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

 

3. Does your Healthboard provide counselling and sex therapy services and
can you provide the details of any NHS counselling services and sex
therapy services that treat men with erectile dysfunction within your
Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

 

4. Does your Healthboard provide PDE5-I and if so which one?

 

5. Does your Healthboard prescribe ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets for men
who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer
treatment?

 

6. At what dose are the ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets prescribed?

 

7. Is the daily dose of ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets (2.5/5mg)
available/prescribed?

 

8. Does your Healthboard prescribe the Vacuum erection device for men who
experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment?

 

9. Does your Healthboard offer Penile implant surgery (semi-rigid or
inflatable implant devices) for men who experience erectile dysfunction as
a result of prostate cancer treatment?

 

 

Response

1. Does your Healthboard provide an erectile dysfunction clinic and can
you provide the total number and addresses of all NHS erectile dysfunction
clinics within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust hold two clinics; they would hold this
information.

 

2. Does your Healthboard provide psychosexual clinics and can you provide
the total number and addresses of all NHS psychosexual clinics within your
Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

North Kirklees CCG commissions NHS Psychosexual services from:

 

Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust – their contact details can be found online
at [1]https://www.midyorks.nhs.uk/contact-us/

 

3. Does your Healthboard provide counselling and sex therapy services and
can you provide the details of any NHS counselling services and sex
therapy services that treat men with erectile dysfunction within your
Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

Please see the answer to question 2 above.

 

4. Does your Healthboard provide PDE5-I and if so which one?

PDE5 Inhibitors are prescribable in line with national policy set out in
the Drug Tariff. Sildenafil is recommended as the preferred first line
agent.

 

5. Does your Healthboard prescribe ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets for men
who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer
treatment?

This depends on the exact indication.  Tadalafil is prescribable on an as
required basis, however daily tadalafil for the purpose of penile
rehabilitation is not recommended in line with South West Yorkshire Area
Prescribing Committee:

 

The member CCGs commission the use of generic sildenafil for penile
rehabilitation post radical prostatectomy or prostate radiotherapy, only
if the following conditions apply:

-        The patient has undergone radical prostatectomy or prostate
radiotherapy 

-        Treatment must be initiated by a specialist in urology: 

·        The patient is reviewed regularly

·        Daily sildenafil may be continued for up to 12 months, and
prescribed ‘on demand’ thereafter (up to 3 per week)

 

 

6. At what dose are the ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets prescribed?

Please see the answer to question 5 above.

 

7. Is the daily dose of ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets (2.5/5mg)
available/prescribed?

Please see the answer to question 5 above.

 

8. Does your Healthboard prescribe the Vacuum erection device for men who
experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment?

This is included in the secondary care tariff.  Vacuum pumps are
prescribed by secondary care clinicians if required as part of defined
clinical management plan.

 

9. Does your Healthboard offer Penile implant surgery (semi-rigid or
inflatable implant devices) for men who experience erectile dysfunction as
a result of prostate cancer treatment?

This procedure is considered via the exceptional cases process.

 

 

We trust this provides you with the information you require.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request an internal review of our
decision you should write to the Governance Manager at the address shown
below, quoting the reference number above.

 

NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group

Empire House

4^th Floor

Wakefield Old Road

Dewsbury

WF12 8DJ

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, with
regards to this Freedom of Information request, you have the right to
appeal to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act.  The Information Commissioner will not investigate your
case unless you have exhausted our complaints procedure.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at:  The Information Commissioners Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

FOI Team

 

 

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